The secondhand option
f/2.8G IF-ED NikonAF-SDX17-55mm www.nikon.com From £375, $550
constant-aperture standard An oldie but goodie, this fast, around since 2004. Unlike zoom for DX cameras has been it’s a truly professional-grade many other DX-format lenses, and top-notch glass, which optic with premium build quality ED elements. includes no less than three to professional-level Originally designed as a counterpart series bodies, it’s still the best cameras like the D1 and D2 the market. You can buy the DX-format standard zoom on 1000/$1500, but there are plenty lens brand new for around £ as many photographers of good secondhand ones available, why not from DX to FX cameras, so sell them when moving up save yourself some cash?